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January 28, 2009

ZyXEL, Chunghwa Telecom Near Digital Home Project

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

ZyXEL Communications, a broadband access solutions provider, reportedly has won the right to manage Chunghwa Telecom’s Digital Home project.
Chunghwa serves more than 12.7 million fixed lines throughout Taiwan and connects 4.3 million broadband access customers.
ZyXEL officials say that their company has been a frequent winner of CHT’s Central Office and Customer Premise Equipment projects, including a recent 480,000 port VDSL2 offer.
Officials say that winning CHT’s project is a testament to the effectiveness of ZyXEL’s comprehensive end-to-end solutions in generating more profits for service providers and providing additional value in a difficult economy.
Chunghwa’s MOD service has been popular in the market – so much so, company officials say, that it’s expected to reach 1.2 to 1.4 million users early next year, surpassing its first million customers in 2008.
ZyXEL officials said that CHT will also provide Powerline network kits, which help users link their Internet connection to convenient locations anywhere within the home to watch MOD programs at their leisure.
Officials said that the company’s equipment included in this tender also delivers data through coax cables providing multiple ways for extending the network connection from home broadband routers.
“The worldwide demand for Powerline communications is rising and we expect this technology to play a dominant role in the no-new-wire networking arena,” said Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, ZyXEL’s president.
Chen said that the Powerline solution is fast, easy-to-use and will add a fat pipe for streaming multimedia video into homes.

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan